Plato much believed that the civilization of Atlantis existed (Writer873). The origins of Atlantis are written in Plato’s “Critias” and “Timaeus” (Plato). Written around 350s B.C., the main character Solon, travels to Egypt and learns of Atlantis by priests (Writer873). He claimed his dialogues to be true records (Atlantis Subplots). Timaeus explains Atlantis was the “island situated in front of the straits, which are by you called Pillars of Herakles; the island was larger than Libya and Asia put together” (Plato). It goes on further “Atlantis was a great wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island” (Plato). Through short explanations Timaeus ends Atlantis “defeated and triumphed over the invaders,” “but afterwards there…show more content… The secrets, including the culture, of Atlantis are fascinating in the way Plato illustrates the city. Atlanteans were far more advanced than any civilization during their time, not to be mistaken with Atlanteans being more advanced than any civilization during our time. Atlantis’ culture is explained in Critias by a great amount within it’s pages and it is extraordinary how the people behaved so civil and orderly back then.
The first thing the reader will learn in reading Critias is Atlantis is ancient, ancient as in 9000 years (Plato). It’s no wonder Atlanteans became far more advanced than Athenians and other neighboring ancient cities. The empire had time to form a stable society and conduct new ways to make life easier. The other detail in Critias is “Athens was in command one side and fought through the whole war, and in command of the other side were the kings of the island of Atlantis” (Plato). Showing the two cities weren’t on the good terms before the fall of Atlantis.
The article Atlantean Culture writes about the belief the people of Atlantis were “dominantly a race of reddish in color, average height, and slightly egg-shape heads and sloped forehead.” “Egerton Sykes (1894-1983), was not only the creator of the largest private collection on Atlantis in the world, he prided himself on knowing every scientist around the world in the field of